Slow Cooker Root Veggie Winter Soup


Delicious root vegetable soup for those chilly winter days. My daughter wants this for Christmas! Can be served alone, over rice, or with grilled baguettes.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (32 ounce) carton low-sodium vegetable broth (such as Imagine™)

  • 1 (10 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon dried cilantro, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds

  • 1 ½ pounds colored carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and sliced

  • 1 large rutabaga, peeled and cubed

  • 1 large white onion, cut into large wedges

  • ground white pepper to taste

  • 1 green onion, chopped


  1. Combine vegetable broth, chicken broth, and water in a slow cooker set on High. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds and dried cilantro.

  2. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, tarragon, and coriander seeds in a spice grinder; pulse until finely ground. Stir into the slow cooker.

  3. Stir carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, and onion into the slow cooker. Cook on High until liquid is boiling. Reduce to Low and cook until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork, about 5 hours.

  4. Season with white pepper; garnish with green onion.

Cook's Note:

Substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
1g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 48mg 238%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 777mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.